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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Do They Know It’s Christmas In Your Wallet

The book, Mater Saves Christmas is up for pre-order – says pub date of September 2009.


The final roll call for the diecasts of Mater Saves Christmas …

Christmas McQueen

Holiday McQueen
Red Ribbon Ramone

Holiday Ramone
Holiday Sally

Holiday Sheriff

Reindeer Mater

Reindeer Mater

Santa Doc

Holiday Doc

There will be six CARS available as singles – the 6 above. There is a also a 6-pack version.Christams Box

No surprises for the 6-pack – same 6 CARS except all in one box.

6-pack Close
Of course, the unfinished test shots in a mock box.

And … non lenticular.

And what else is coming?


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11 July 2009 diecast, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 61 Comments


  • Bill in Simi Valley, CA says:

    Hey! I’ve got an addition to the box set…

    What about Hanukkah Harv?

  • acuransx says:


    OK, when you get your book you’ll see what SantaCar will look like in die cast.

    I’m thinking double Red Ransburg finish myself, for SantaCar. Mrs. SantaCar is pretty cool herownself. Looks kinda like a Cord, one of my favorite Cars of all time.

  • iamspeed says:

    I put in my pre-order for 2 copies of “Mater Saves Christmas” from Amazon….now we’ll see what the actual shipping date turns out to be….

  • acuransx says:


    The SantaCar will be a totally new sculpt, kinda think Storytellers style 🙂

    My Cars Collection is starting to grow a bit, I store it up in my garage storage area. I’ll need every penny when I sell it for my kids college books. 🙂 Andrew & Allison both got honor roll this past report card again so I’m hoping scholarship, Dad buys a boat instead! 🙂

    • John says:

      I see I see, good plan.

      I’m sure you’re kids are brilliant, especially if they have a master art genius as a dad, so theyll save u lots of money…

      AND you can keep your collection!!

      thanks again 🙂

  • Mara says:

    Will the other holiday cars that were listed in a previous post (the Mia/Tia etc.) be coming out as well, or just these 6?

    (MET: Doesn’t look like Mia & Tia made the Mater Saves Christmas diecast line … though there is this other Christmas line …).

  • acuransx says:


    You can’t see in this shot but Sally has really cool snowflake deco as this is an early prototype.. Red Ribbon Ramone is cool as well. I would have liked to see MCQ a little more Christmas’ed out but hey, this is what Pixar wanted.

    Can’t wait to show you all SantaCar but it’s still to prelim. Will share when I can. Believe me me when I say he’s worth the wait. 🙂 Can you spell Red Ransburg Santa?

    • John says:


      My thoughts exactly, sally looks sparkly even from the prototype photos; mcqueen even though he looks awesome could have been cooler, but I still would greatly enjoy having him…

      But from the sound of it, this Santa Car is gonna be THE BESSST

      any chance on telling us which character’s gonna be decorated in the santa suit? or is it gonna a completely new character??

      p.s. Martin, I bet you have the COOLEST collection in the world. where do u keep all of them? and I bet your kids are happy that you have the COOLEST job in the world. Too bad Mattel tries to hold you back too often; I guess they can’t handle the heat 😉

  • acuransx says:

    There is still one more coming, just not sure when. It is the SantaCar. Looks really nice, kinda like an old BoatTailed Dusenburg. Really long hood, boat tailed rear end on ski’s in front, kinda snowmobile rear drive.

    SantaCar being pulled by a bunch of Pitties could be cool. Mater at the lead with a red LED nose?

    One box set? I’m sure blakefromwhereever will hate that as well.Who cares 🙂

    • John says:

      agrrreeeed Martin these look great, all of them, i really like the sally with earmuffs 🙂

      the pittttty idea is AWEEEEsome, i’m just getting no more room for all these cars in my house ahahah; how do you display your cars???

      please do the pitty santa one 🙂

    • Aaron & Jeanne Scriven says:

      well, we would totally buy it!!! LOL

  • blakefrommn says:

    I will only buy one and only for mater the rest of these look very lame

  • acuransx says:

    Ladies& Gentlecars,

    Can’t wait to show you the real deal. Coming soon.

    Who you gonna call? CarsBusters ! 🙂

  • Mr. T says:

    oooooooooooooooh………..This is a tough one…….

    Yep…..going to have to buy it….. (don’t want to hear it Dan!)

    As an opener……..I think that I might just keep this one in the box – if as PD alludes to the fact that these are real…..hmmmmmmmm……

    And the other factor………if we can find it!

  • Monica says:

    Two of my favorite things -Cars and Christmas- rolled into one.

  • jestrjef says:

    um . . . nah . . . we don’t want one of those christmas sets . . . . WE WANT 4!! Three to open and one to stay in the minty boxorama!! 🙂

  • Nascarfan says:

    Availble for preorder from where?

  • PirateDad says:

    Is anyone else getting tired of these FAKE Photoshopped Pictures??

    I am… stop blowing smoke up our bumpers, Martin and Met…if these are REAL, show me the diecast… ship them up to the Great White North and clear your names of this cheap fakery!!! Ship those to :

    187 William St
    Ailsa Craig, ON
    N0M 1A0

    Inquiring minds want PROOF!!!

  • iamspeed says:

    I love the mock-up being made with a reversed/inverted Hot Wheels box! I’ve been around Hot Wheels collectors who almost laugh at the mention of CARS items.

  • John in Missouri says:

    Martin, we just can’t tell how that prototype “feels” in person. Please ship it to Missouri ASAP!! 😆

    • iamspeed says:

      I wouldn’t want John to cut himself on the cardboard or a missed burr on one of the CARS…….you’d better send to me first, so I can remove(I mean check) the CARS before I pass on the (empty) box to Missouri.

  • Roswell says:

    Uk people, i noticed that the story teller singles were on buy one get one free at tesco, is this just mine trying to shift the excess stock or is it the same all over?

    they olny seemed to have Smell Swell LMQ, Doc, Wedding Day Ramone, Rusty & Dusty & Red.

  • acuransx says:


    FYI, we ARE doing ALL the Characters in the movie. Truth, can you handle the truth?

    • TarheelBill says:

      Hope that includes a movie accurate Cruisin McQueen with the rear bumper stickers. 😉

    • John in Missouri says:

      Even the hundreds of thousands of fans in the stands at both races??? PLEASE DO IT!!

    • AJ/Senor Ruiz says:

      When do we get the California Speedway play-set to scale? Dont make me build one…waittt!!! I just heard from the sky “if you build it, they will come”? Does that mean the cars will come, or you Martin? 🙂

    • John says:

      Hey Martin!

      thanks for the reply. I can’t wait!! you truly are doing an AMAZZZING job on all these cars. each one gets more and more time spent on its design

      p.s. i truly am bewildered…so does that mean you’ll continue to make movie 2006 cars while u make the 2011 cars???

  • iamspeed says:

    How about 2 different versions, 1 awake and 1 sleeping……as they appear to be in the prototype???

  • hostile takeover banker says:

    I think you’re a bit above first comments. If it comes in some old skateboard box I will take it out off the box! I take all mine out of the boxes. They must be played with!

  • acuransx says:

    Ladies & Gentlecars,

    I guess I’ll never be a first comment. Damn it, have to settle for second place yet again.

    Sweet, Met, was wondering when you were gonna post this and you did, just commented prior.

    Hope you guy’s like these new offerings, I think they are pretty cool. We are all wondering here if you will take these out of box or not? How about some cheap Market Research?

    Come back. 10/4.

    • Indykjt says:

      Well, I’ll buy two sets… one to open, and one to leave in the display box! Same with the other sets, Sarge’s Boot Camp and Mater’s Tall Tales.

      Cool stuff Martin!

    • cac1959 says:

      I see myself buying the 6 Car box set for keeping in the box, and either a second set to open or the singles of Sally, Mater, Doc, and McQueen… I’ve turned 50 extras into homemade ornaments so far – I’d seen how 2 of my friends did that – and bought a tree at the clearance sale just after Christmas so I could have a Cars themed tree in my Cars room/study this year… my wife says no Cars on the real tree in the living room.

      My birthday and Christmas lists this year will be Cars, Cars, and more Cars and money for Cars, Cars, and more Cars!

    • L8rM8r says:

      yeah I will have to buy at least 2 sets and probably 3, one for the boy, one for me, and one to keep in the fantastic display. Also considering purchasing a few extra Maters to have the full set of reindeer maybe even a quick custom job on Mater for a Rudolph.

    • BMW says:

      Same as everyone, at least two sets, one to keep in the box, and one to display in a snow village. Need some Saguaro Cactus minatures with snow to recreate a Christmas in Radiator Springs.

    • Mia, Tia and NJM says:

      I think this might be the first thing I need two of, but definately two, as in one for me to open and one for me to put in the display case. These might be even cooler than SDCC Mater……aaaaaaaaaackkkk, I can’t believe I said that.

    • Lorri says:

      Yep Im thinking three also. I love the idea of using them for christmas decorations!!
      Acura, we always buy at least 2 of all, one to open and one to save. So on this, we will buy the box set to save, and then depending on cost and availability it wont matter if we find them as singles or as a set for the openers. Will it be cheaper per car to buy all 6 at once? I hope!
      Also if you need any more in-depth cheap market research, you can always send me the new stuff to test-drive………. 🙂

    • moea525 says:

      1 to open and 1 to keep in the box!!

    • Flik'sFriend says:

      Can we PLEASE have Christmas in July!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, oh please, oh please….. I would ALMOST keep the deal I said about finding Flea and Flik in the wild, if we could have Christmas in July……. 😉

  • John says:

    cool! these are awesome,

    I just don’t know if I can buy everything mattel is coming out with…

    Also, I’d wish there could be more time spent on trying to make ALLL the cars from the movie…

    (MET: Um, be careful of what you wish for …).

    • John says:

      ooh, does this mean that all the pitty’s plus the racers and crew chiefs are gonna come out?

      and what about mcqueen’s biggest fan! (i hope he’s ALL metal and to scale)

      oh man oh man, what about marion clutches, and artie, and artie’s assistant, and skip richter, etc etc…

      there are too many to name, i DO want them all 🙂

      (MET: Think of it this way: 2010: The Year You Make Contact to Expand Your House But You Realize You Have No More Money … Because Every CAR with a name … well, say no more, say no more 🙂 ).

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